Quality assessment and reporting in a secondary school context requires professionally informed judgement practice using relevant knowledge, skills and dispositions. In this unit you will be asked to consider your role and the roles of your students in assessment for the purposes of improving student learning. This unit develops your capacity to interpret student assessment data and evidence to make decisions about teaching practices that will best support the needs of your students. In addition, your skills will be developed in the selection application of timely and appropriate types of feedback to improve students’ learning. You will be engaged in authentic assessment tasks that will help you to develop the skills and knowledges that are essential to you as a teacher assessor. This unit requires you to draw upon contemporary literature, theory, policy and good practice in building your assessment identity.
|Student Contribution Band||SCA Band 1|
|Fraction of Full-Time Student Load||0.125|
|Pre-requisites or Co-requisites||
Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).
|Class Timetable||View Unit Timetable|
|Residential School||No Residential School|
All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).
Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.
|1. Online discussion forum||5%|
|2. Written Assessment||45%|
|3. Online discussion forum||5%|
|4. Written Assessment||45%|
This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).
All University policies are available on the Policy web site, however you may wish to directly view the following policies below.
This list is not an exhaustive list of all University policies. The full list of policies are available on the Policy web site .
Term 1 - 2021 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.3 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 22.86% response rate.
Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
Successful completion of this unit provides opportunities for students to engage with the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (Graduate Career Stage) focus areas of:
1.2 Understand how students learn
1.5 Differentiate teaching to meet the specific learning needs of students across the full range of abilities
2.3 Curriculum, assessment and reporting
3.6 Evaluate and improve teaching programs
5.1 Assess student learning
5.2 Provide feedback to students on their learning
5.3 Make consistent and comparable judgements
5.4 Interpret student data
5.5 Report on student achievement
7.2 Comply with legislative, administrative and organisational requirements
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|Graduate Attributes||Learning Outcomes|
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|4 - Information Literacy||•||•||•||•|
|7 - Cross Cultural Competence||•||•||•||•|
|8 - Ethical practice||•||•||•||•|
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